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Hippo and Croc Boat Cruise in Saint Lucia with Pick-up
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Hippo and Croc Boat Cruise in Saint Lucia with Pick-up

By Shakabarker Tours - Day Tours
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Ages 0-90, max of 15 per group
Duration: 2h
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Meets animal welfare guidelines
Live guide: English
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  • Collection and drop-off at Accommodation in St Lucia.
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Fresh Fruit


Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
    Pickup details
    • We will collect our Guests from their Accommodation in St Lucia and drop them off at their Accommodation after the Tour. (Our Boats dock in a Private Area, not open to the public) Provide us with the Accommodation Name or Street Address. If you are Staying Outside of St Lucia or Visiting for the Day, Collection Point will be at St Lucia Ecolodge, 135 Hornbill Street.
    Hotel pickup offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
      Additional pickup options
      During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included pickup points.
      • 43 Pelikaan St, St Lucia, 3936, South Africa
      • Flamingo Street, Flamingo St, St Lucia, 3936, South Africa
      • 39 Hornbill St, St Lucia, 3936, South Africa
      • 21 Hornbill St, St Lucia, 3936, South Africa
      • 48 Hornbill St, St Lucia, 3936, South Africa
      • 12 Katonkel St, St Lucia, 3936, South Africa
      End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

        • Not wheelchair accessible
        If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 304197P2

        • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
        • Most travellers can participate
        • Bring – Binoculars, camera, jacket, hat & sunglasses.
        • Please Notify Us Of Any Allergies (Nuts or Fruits)
        • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
        • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
        • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers

        • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

        How much is Hippo and Croc Boat Cruise in Saint Lucia with Pick-up?
        Hippo and Croc Boat Cruise in Saint Lucia with Pick-up price starts from R 398,94. Discover and book Hippo and Croc Boat Cruise in Saint Lucia with Pick-up on Tripadvisor
        What is the Hippo and Croc Boat Cruise in Saint Lucia with Pick-up cancellation policy?
        Hippo and Croc Boat Cruise in Saint Lucia with Pick-up cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Hippo and Croc Boat Cruise in Saint Lucia with Pick-up on Tripadvisor
        Which company provides Hippo and Croc Boat Cruise in Saint Lucia with Pick-up?
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        Itinerary
        • You'll get picked up
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        • Pass by
          Saint Lucia Estuary
        • You'll return to the starting point
        About the operator
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        • Shakabarker Tours - Day Tours
          317
          St Lucia, South Africa
          Joined in December 2011
        • LorraineK253
          0 contributions
          1.0 of 5 bubbles
          Night Drive
          Unlike the coffee and croissants boat tour that we took, the night drive was by far the worst tour I have ever been on. The only redeeming thing was that we were fortunate to have another group with us who were great company and the guys even helped us up into the vehicle whilst or guide, S'bu, stood by and watched whilst we struggled!!! S'bu gave us very little information other than the Hippopotamus is also called the Hippo !!! Our guide's knowledge appears to be very limited when compared to that of Siyabonga our early morning boat cruise guide. After being collected nearly half an hour late we spent most of the drive listening to frogs and finding a few Chameleons. To summarize, a total waste of time and money!! Am sure would be far more enjoyable with a more informative and pleasant guide.
          Written 20 February 2024
        • lisalK741KM
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          St Lucia/Cape Vidal Day Tour
          Our family had a wonderful day out with Luke! We were very promptly picked up & treated to an awesome full day tour…he was extremely informative & treated us to a beautiful braai picnic as well! Thanks to Luke, the family got to sight so many animals! Thanks so much to Luke & Shakabarker Tours!
          Written 17 October 2023
        • 982sverret
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Beach and Safari combo
          We had a fantastoc day with Luke at ShakaBarker. We saw a lot of animals and Luke was very eager to tell us about everything. In addition there was a splendid time at a fantastic beach with snorkling and playing in the waves. For lunch a good tasting barbeque prepared by Luke. Can recommend this day trip
          Written 4 October 2023
        • 873liesev
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Great night drive with Lucky Luke!
          We went on a very enjoyable night drive guided by Luke! He started by telling us a little about the history of iSimangaliso and the different ecosystems. During our drive he told us a lot of fun and interesting facts about the different animals we spotted. There was never a boring moment during the 3 hour drive with a joke every now and then. :-) We can definitely recommend this guided tour!
          Written 16 September 2023
        • N8716PIfabians
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Great night
          We did the night drive with our guide Brendon. It was a remarkable experience with a lot of stuff to lern and experience. Definitely a recommendation
          Written 9 September 2022
        • KanSha12
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Incredible experience with fantastic guides
          We did the Night Safari with Kian and the Hippo and Croc Boat Tour with Siyabona (sorry for any spelling errors) The night safari was absolutely incredible. If you are lucky enough to be guided by Kian for this tour you are in for a real treat - it is worth asking for him as it is an unforgettable experience. His knowledge, passion and ability to spot the smallest of animals in the darkness was just unbelievable. We saw chameleons, bush babies, springbok, hyena, zebra and many many more. Kian’s information was really fascinating, he could answer any questions. We stopped for a breathtaking moment of tea and rusks in the middle of the bush under the light of the stars. Thank you Kian for an unforgettable moment in our lives. The Hippo & Croc boat tour was likewise wonderful. Siyabona was kind, funny, personable and above all very knowledgeable about the animals. We had a wonderful moment right next to a large group of hippos. Unfortunately we only saw one croc from a distance but despite this the tour was still worth it and a great experience. Such a joy to be on the lake with a wonderful guide.
          Written 31 August 2022
        • lornamccullough
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          St Lucia gem
          This was our second trip to the gem of a town St Lucia - one of the few places in the world I am sure where you have the bush (safari for overseas visitors) and the beach - all in one place. Kian and his team are extremely knowledgeable, passionate and professional. The tours r absolutely fantastic. We have done so many now and many more than once. The sunset and sunrise Estuary tours r beautiful. The game drives r definitely highlights. The night drive is spectacular. My teenagers absolutely love the Unimog. I don’t know how Kian spots those tiny chameleons. We stayed at EcoLodge for both visits - the food is great and the beds are really comfortable with quality linen. We will definitely be back. Hopefully Jan 2022 and would love to do the overnight Turtle tour - definitely a bucket list item. Thanks to everyone at Shakabarker for making both our holidays truly spectacular.
          Written 6 September 2021
        • Sightseer17357140386
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Fascinating Boat Cruise at Sunset
          On a previous trip to St Lucia I had been on a boat cruise so I had decided not to do one on this trip. However my mind was changed when another traveler told me about the Shakabarker boat cruise. The primary reason I changed my mind was being told how knowledgeable the guides were and how interesting it had been. I would strongly advise taking the last trip of the day as it includes a sunset which was stunning the evening we went.
          Written 2 April 2021
        • MikeRheeders
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Worth every cent!!
          We recently booked game drive, boat tours and forest walks. It was worth it!!! I'd recommend Shakabarker tours anyday hands down!!!
          Written 22 February 2021
        • nelfriek
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Excellent night drive
          Night drive....what a great experience, our very knowledgeable guide, Kian that made the drive so interesting sharing knowledge on both the animals, nature & the area, excellent viewings of bushbaby’s, hippo, frogs, chameleons, kudu, bushbuck, waterbuck, rhino, buffalo & spending time among the herd of elephant grazing. It was the best night drive we’ve ever done & ending it off with hot chocolate under a sky of bright stars. Thank you so much, we’ll be back.
          Written 18 February 2021
        • JoshuaBrouard
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Night Safari in St Lucia
          Excellent experience with JABULANI. -Goes into intricate details about everything he sees, -Open to questions about anything, -Great spotting skills (spotted a Cameleon amongst leaves while he drove and operated the spotlight), -Great people skills and really interactive with his guests, -Really knows how to ease a crowd (there was a situation where a guest suspected that a snake had slithered around him. Jabulani was quick to explain what snake it likely was, and assess if he had potentially been bitten; he had not been.) I would highly recommend booking with this tour operator. I am certainly going to in future.
          Written 27 November 2020
        • polkakookie
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Night drive
          JABULANI WAS AMAZING! If ever I go back to St Lucia I’m definitely booking a night ride with Jabulani!
          Written 7 November 2020
        • Bernard R
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Great tour operator.
          Toir operator picked us up on time. Kian was our skipper and it was great. His knowledge about the park, animals and marine life was fantastic. Lovely relaxed tour, with refreshments and rusks. Great sunset, special tour and operator.
          Written 30 October 2020
        • niruDurbs
          0 contributions
          4.0 of 5 bubbles
          Absolutely amazing
          Did a night tour of Isimangaliso game reserve. Chose Shakabarker tours. Was very impressed. Our driver Kian fetched us from the B&B right on time. He is extremely knowledgeable. Enjoyed every bit of the drive. Highly recommended. This tour. Must ask for kian. He’s just too amazing. Price is fairly reasonable.
          Written 7 October 2020
        • MelB1724
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Croc & hippo and a night drive
          An excellent service from start to finish. We were picked up at our hotel by Heynie for our hippo tour. Heynie provided a fantastic narrative on the history of the park and on the natural world that abounds. Hot chocolate stop with the hippos was great . Our night tour was again first class and lots of information on the fauna and animals. All Covid controls were managed very well. These guys were first class and I recommend them!
          Written 4 September 2020
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        Harald v
        11 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Aug 2022
        Siyabonga is a great, friendly guide with a lot of knowlegde about hipoo's but also about all the birds along the lake. We had a breakfast tour with coffee, juice and small snacks. The boatride was pleasant. Siyanbonga showed us all the highlights and was well informed about the birdlife of the wetlands. They pick you up at your hotel and bring you back again. Even though Blankets are provided, dress warm for the early trip in winter (juli august)

        Thank you for a wonderfull morning.
        Written 3 September 2022
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        Lorraine K
        Durban, South Africa46 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Feb 2024 • Friends
        My friends and I decided to take the early morning coffee and croissants boat tour. This was one of the very best tours I have been on. Our guide Siyabonga made the experience memorable - the extensive knowledge which he shared freely, the delightful continental breakfast and his ensuring that we were safe and comfortable on board - sad when it was time to turn back at the end of the tour!!
        Written 21 February 2024
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        NauticalVoyager
        Durbanville, South Africa1 472 contributions
        4.0 of 5 bubbles
        Dec 2021
        Pick up was spot on time and we collected one other family and left to a rather run down embarkation pier which was quite the obstacle course to get to the boats. None the less this was all part of the excitment. Sadly no crocs but saw plenty of hippos and a great sunset served with coffee, tea, hot chocolate and fruit. Enjoyed it and would recommend.
        Written 20 January 2022
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        MartinKa65
        Oberursel (Taunus), Germany10 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Mar 2022
        I had a two hour boat trip on St Lucia River, noth of the bridge. Our guide (and boat captain) was a very friendly and polite man. He told us a lot about the lagoon, the mangroves, the environment and - of cause - about the animals we saw there.

        We were close to the Hippos and rather close to the crocs, we saw some antelopes and an eagle!

        It was a great experience that I'd like to repeat at my next visit.
        Written 17 April 2022
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        HelenbarnesOslo
        Oslo44 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Fun and interesting 2 hour boat trip. Kian was knowledgeable and interesting about the animas and birds we saw and passionate about the wetlands. We saw hippo, crocodile, many birds, a water monitor lizard and a beautiful sunset. Snacks provided and drinks overlooking some hippos. Lovely introduction to the wetlands. Highly recommend.
        Written 5 August 2023
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        WayneM2
        Ballito, South Africa31 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Sept 2023 • Family
        My wife, 2-year-old son, and I did a 2-hour tour at 10 a.m. It was a wonderful experience for all of us. The boat was safe for my son to run around in, and we were able to get great views of the hippos, crocs, and several birds. Would recommend.
        Written 25 September 2023
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        Kim B
        11 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Aug 2023 • Family
        The hippo and croc boat tour is highly recommended. Our guide (mr. Barker) not only knew a lot about the area and the animals , he also has a humorous way of telling stories. A very fun way to explore the wetland area.
        Written 23 August 2023
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        Lady Karen
        Oak Harbor, WA233 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        This was booked for us through our lodge and we really enjoyed it. We were picked up in a large open air vehicle and taken to the dock where we boarded a flat bottom boat and motored out into the sanctuary. The driver was so informative about the area with tons of background about the park! We only saw one crock but we saw tons of hippos! I highly recommend this tour!!
        Written 23 July 2022
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        Bubbles
        6 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Jan 2023 • Family
        We booked the 4pm boat cruise and we’re lucky enough to have Kian as our guide. We learned so much about the special and complex eco-system as well as the history of the park.
        Incredible sightings of lots of animals including several yawning hippos and even stops for some beautiful photos in different areas. Absolutely loved it! A highlight of our month trip to SA.
        It can be overwhelming to know which operator to choose, but cannot recommend them enough.
        Written 10 January 2023
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        Elsa Muller
        3 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Jul 2021 • Couples
        We had a great experience with Shakabarker tours. We saw lots of hippos and crocodiles on our boat trip. Kian shared interesting facts about the animals and area. We also had delicious hot drinks and snacks, while enjoying the beautiful sunset. Highly reccommended.
        Written 3 August 2021
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